Green Deal Going Local Handbook 

Giving local and regional authorities guidance for the green transition 

​​​​​​​​​​​The European Green Deal will be won or lost in EU cities and regions, as local and regional authorities (LRAs) are responsible for its implementation.

In order to equip LRAs with the right measures to deal with the hazards of climate change, the Committee of the Regions has published a Handbook that provides targeted guidance on financial aid and technical assistance in the field of adaptation. In the future, similar guidance will be developed on the areas of the renovation wave and biodiversity protection.


About ​​​the Handbook

This Handbook is a component of the Committee of the Regions' 'Green Deal Going Local' campaign that aims at supporting the implementation of the Green Deal at the local and regional levels.

As there is no 'one-size-fits all recipe' for a local and regional implementation of the Green Deal, this Handbook provides a step-by-step guidance and is adapted to ​each local context (from urban to rural, mountain and coastal areas, among others).

In a creative and interactive way, it provides information on targeted financial and technical instruments based on geographical and institutional assets and vulnerabilities. It also provides best practices that illustrate how the adaptation objectives of the EU Green Deal can be implemented by local and regional policymakers.

How to u​​se the Handbook

​This Handbook provides targeted and interactive information based on the local specificities and priorities of the user.

how to use the handbook

  1. Step 1: Download your Green Deal Going Local Handbook on Adaptation for your country and open it in full screen mode (ctrl + L) to enjoy all the functionalities of the Handbook.

  2. Step 2: Navigate through the Green Deal Going Local handbook and choose the Climate Area you want to explore (Atlantic, Artic, Boreal, Coastal Zones, Continental, Mountain, Mediterranean).

  3. ​Step 3: for implementation of climate adaptation measures for your Climate Area and dive into the different set of measures (Grey measures, Soft Measures, Green Measures)

  4. ​Step 4: Find out more about Funding Programmes and about Technical Assistance for each measure.

  5. Step 5: Use the small icons at the bottom to start a new journey in the Green Deal Going Local Handbook.

    • home button to start at the beginning
    • energy button to come back at the selection of Climate Area
    • money button to look into programmes for Funding Adaptation measures
    • fix button to learn more about Technical Assistance for Adaptation


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